Celebritize your bicep

Speaking of Susan Sarandon, I just can’t seem to get that image of her brand new back tattoos out of my head. Is it still a “tramp stamp” if it’s on your upper back? What’s the projected lifespan of a tat on a 61-year-old before it begins sagging? Will Tim Robbins get his own ink art to match?

I don’t have the answers to any of these, of course, but the topic remind me of something else: My colleague Audrey Green’s excellent story on Rockland County’s tattoo subculture. If you weren’t one of the lucky recipients of the May issue of Rockland Magazine, you probably didn’t get to read it. But, hey, lucky you, it’s still online. Be sure to check it out.

photo-10-celebrity-skin_-21-tattoos-of-famous-faces-photos-ewcom.jpgAnyway, back to celebrity tattoos. If you’re reading this blog, chances are that’s what you’re mainly interested in anyway. And while I don’t have anything quite as exhaustive as my 2006 index of former Sneden’s Landing resident Angelina Jolie’s body art, Friend of Sububarazzi Amy Vernon did point me to a different kind of celebrity tattoo. Not on celebs, but of them. As in, a permanent portrait of Stepinac grad Alan Alda (as MASH’s Hawkeye Pierce) or former Carmelite Judge Judy surrounded by the phrase “Only Judy Can Judge Me.”

Those are the two locals that made the Entertainment Weekly photo gallery of celebrity tattoos, but there are plenty of others—Napoleon Dynamite, Tony Danza, Bob Barker, Michael Moore—to keep you entertained. Enjoy.

“Celebrity Skin: 21 Tattoos of Famous Faces” [EW.com]

(Photo: Johnny Andres/New Addiction Tattoos)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘American Idol’ alum Kimberley Locke recruits celebs for charity events in Lower Hudson Valley

locke-pic-07.jpg“American Idol” alum Kimberley Locke is wasting no time getting herself acclimated to New York City’s northern suburbs.

While chatting with Suburbarazzi last week, she revealed that the nicest A-lister in the music industry was the one and only Patti LaBelle. But it seems Locke won’t be on her own when it comes to planning regional charity events.

Not only is she hoping for LaBelle to appear at an upcoming event at Katonah’s Caramoor to raise money for Camp Heartland, but it appears that “Don’t Forget The Lyrics” host and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” mainstay Wayne Brady will provide hosting duties. Camp Heartland, which Locke said recently purchased the Birch Family Camp in Carmel, caters to children living with AIDS.

We love the charity work, of course, but we also love her dedication to bringing more celebs to the Lower Hudson Valley. It keeps us busy in the best way possible.

Find out how why Locke lists LaBelle as her favorite music industry icon and more about Locke’s charitable works in the following clip:

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In case you missed any of the other audio clips of my interview with Locke, here’s what you might have missed on Suburbarazzi and sister blog Remote Access:

If you want to hear why Locke moved to the region, click here. If you want to know who her one-to-watch pick is for “Idol” Season 7, click here. Hear about her love of motorcycles here, her decision to audition for “Idol” here and her approach to losing 42 pounds here. And you know you want to know what’s on Locke’s iPod.

(Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News)

Judge Judy sentenced: two more years on TV

After renewing her deal with CBS Television Stations, Judge Judy Sheindlin — judge-judy.jpgmom of newly elected Putnam DA Adam Levy, and whose hubby practices law in Putnam — is now set to be on the air with “Judge Judy” until 2012. Yes, by the time the contract runs out, she’ll be pushing 70.

In a quote on The Hollywood Reporter, CTD president and COO John Nogawski said, “Judge Judy is the unsung hero of syndication, consistently delivering fantastic ratings to our station partners, and were really proud its the only syndicated show growing year to year.”

Me, I always thought the biggest unsung hero was “The Lost World” with Jennifer O’Dell. To each his own.

Thanks to F.O.S. Amy Vernon for the tip.

(Judge Judy Photo: PRNewsFoto/CBS Television Distribution)